Would it be ideal to have your Marshmallows Toasted?
Well, just think about this for a minute.
It has been said that the marshmallow over the fire can make the sugar caramelize, a chemical reaction that produces the golden-brown colour and toasted flavour. It requires really high temperatures, so microwaving your marshmallow won’t cut it.
Another interesting factor is that when the sugar gets hot enough, it starts to break down into smaller molecules that then react with one another. These reactions produce new fruity, nutty, and buttery flavours you can taste and smell on your toasted marshmallow. They also turn the marshmallow skin that satisfying golden colour.
It seems that by having your marshmallows toasted you are taking them to a completely different level. Sure, they are nice as they are, but when introduced to the cosy heat of a campfire, the sugar caramelizes, the skin turns an aesthetic golden-brown colour and then new fruity, nutty and buttery flavours are produced.
Ooo, that sure sounds ideal to us.